*sniff sniff* This was my last portrait session in Seattle, done just 3 days before we moved. I will be back for weddings here and there, but I will no longer be able to jump in my car and be to Discovery Park or Golden Gardens within 5 minutes. How lucky was I to have these beautiful, stunning locations just minutes from my front door? I don't know if I took it for granted per say, but I really see how lucky I was now that I no longer live there. Sure, I have San Francisco less than an hour away, the beautiful golden rolling hills of the South Bay, ancient oak trees, and Lake Tahoe within reach, but Seattle holds a special place in my heart. It really is a beautiful city and a wonderful place to live. I am so lucky that we got to call it home for 3 years. Marissa & Alex were so, so sweet together. They are originally from Hawaii, a far cry from the Pacific Northwest but they both confessed that they loved living in Seattle. Isn't it funny how even people from beautiful, warm places like Hawaii or California can fall in love with Seattle? I never would have believed it, but it happens all the time.
We photographed their maternity session at Golden Gardens, one of my favorite places. The smell of people BBQing, bonfires on the beach, sailboats in the sound...it epitomizes glorious Seattle summers.
Their baby should be here by now too, so congratulations you guys!